A Letter To Santa

Dear Santa,

Hi!

I don’t know if you remember me, but I kinda wrote to you when I was in first grade. And to be frank, I was forced to write to you as part of my winter break homework. I knew you won’t get me anything because in India, I always thought, Santa Clause came on Diwali.

So since I’ve got all these years of pending Christmas letters to write to you, I thought I might just sit down and tell you what I really want. You know, to balance out all these years of not writing to you and you not bringing me anything for Christmas. Also because I know that what I want is something my parents, or for that matter any muggle cannot get for me.

So let’s get to the point shall we?

For the past few weeks, I’ve been having this weird thought. I’ve tried to reason it out with the voices in my head but they never listen to me so I had to give in and agree to what they were saying.

I want a Dragon for Christmas. And not the store bought, Made in China, plastic one. A real, flying, fire breathing dragon. Not too fierce but not a sissy either. One who would live on my terrace. And in the winters can stay in the guest room.

Now before you raise your hands in exasperation and throw this letter into the ‘crazy kids’ section, just hear me out.

The voices in my head have given me some fairly good points as to why a dragon is all I need for Christams, Holi, Diwali, Rakhshabandhan and my birthday combined.

Firstly, since it flies, I won’t need to drive a car in this mad city where the traffic is so bad that it takes an hour to somewhere that is half a mile from my place. Also, the fuel expenses would drastically reduce, thereby leaving me with enough money to buy whatever I would have otherwise asked you to bring me.

You know, like a Louis Vuitton bag, or an Armani dress or maybe a Lamborghini.

And think how fast I would reach everywhere. That means I can sleep another hour in the morning when I have to go to college.

Also, think how safe I would be with a dragon. I mean who would dare touch, or even speak to a girl who rides a fire breathing dragon!!

Maybe then my parents would let me stay out late at night and not freak the bats out of my phone by calling me every 10 minutes to ask when I will reach home.

And when it comes to safety, no thief or miscreant would dare come near the block where a dragon lives.

Also, how cool would it be to start a bonfire with your dragon’s breath!

But the cherry on the cake would be that I would finally get a pet! My parents are absolutely against pets of any kind because they know that a lazy bum like me would never get up to walk the dog or feed the bird or do whatever you need to do to keep a cat!

I mean anybody can keep a dog, but who in this world has a dragon!?!

And as far as bringing him her is concerned, I would suggest you begin your nightly visit from my home so that Drako (Yes, that what I’ll call my dragon) does not scare your reindeer’s.

If you’re worried about what will he eat, well there are plenty of rapists, terrorists and psycho murderers in this world. I’m sure he’ll enjoy eating them since the governments in all the countries are pretty useless in dealing with them.

So you see!! Everybody wins if I get a dragon. Though my mom might faint at the sight of it, but I’l keep first aid ready just in case.

I’ll be waiting for you tonight. No need to wrap him up like a gift.

If you get me this, I’l never ask for anything else. Ever. Pinky Swear.

Lots of love

Urshita

Gloomy Rantings

Every year, the month of December finds me in my gloomiest of moods. I’m snappy, I get irritated very fast and it’s basically an entire year of crappiness stuffed into one month.

Why you ask? Well because every year in December, I turn a little older and a lot less wiser.

With every passing year, I realize that there was so much I had to do or achieve but I’ve barely done anything and end up cribbing. Not that I do nothing all year round. It’s just that my expectations arise from a fantasy land far-far away and it’s hard to fulfill them on earth.  :-/

So basically, I dread December. I love the winter season it brings with it, but anything other than that is just crappy. I find some solace in Christmas, but since that’s really not a big deal in India, so it’s basically just stuffing myself with plum cake and reading ‘A Christmas Carol’.

I try and find ways to just slog through this month and I’m at my happiest on New Year. An entire new year to make resolutions and then forget all about them within the first 24 hours is pretty exciting for me.

Every year, I make a long list of stuff I want to do and then end up doing everything exactly opposite to that list. Like last year I had solemnly swore that I will, no matter what, learn to play the guitar. And now, as this year is counting its last breaths, I realize that I didn’t even bother to get the damn thing out of the storage room. Forget about playing it.

So for eleven months I’m at my happiest, optimistic, craziest best! But come December, and all I want to do is go up on my terrace, with a blanket and lie all day in the sun, light a bonfire at night and not come down till January.

The worst part about December is that I get a year older every time it rolls in. And I don’t like getting old! If it was in my hands, I would have stopped at four. But since that’s not an option, I end up being a year older in age even though in my mind I’m still a toddler.

So here’s to another age milestone that I’m about to cross. I have no hopes from this month but let’s not bum out everybody else.

Happy December everybody!

Live long and prosper.

 

P.S- ‘A Christmas Carol’ was first published in London on 19th December 1843. So today is the 171st birthday of this classic novella !

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

May this year fill your life with peace, happiness, joy, good health, tolerance and prosperity.

I’m going on a vacation today to Gujarat where my uncle lives so my Christmas eve would be celebrated with the Indian Railways! 

Not that I’m complaining about it! I love travelling by trains and the Indian Railways are an experience in themselves. I hope you all too have a great time with your friends and family.

I wish you a very Happy and Safe Holidays 🙂

A Letter To Santa

Dear Santa,

I know you must be insanely busy these days and probably going crazy with all the work. So let me just increase that pile of letter’s by adding my letter to it. Now don’t start pulling out your hair! It’s your job to read all the letter that come your way, even if they have been written to you by someone who has been really naughty all year long.

I know I haven’t been an image of goodness all year, but in my defence, this year sucked!

To begin with, I lost my grandmother in the very beginning of the year. I fought and screamed at god for doing this and till date I can’t come to terms with the fact that when I go to her place I don’t see her in her room waiting for me. Or that I didn’t get a phone call from her on my birthday. And now I never will get one. 

That was like the biggest set back that came to me.

The next was when I didn’t get into the college of my choice because I was short of just 1 mark. 1 Mark. That was all it took to throw all my hard work and sleepless nights down the drain.

Then came the innumerable misunderstandings that I had with my best friend. We fought for like months!

And I am not even mentioning all the other crap that happened all year long. And believe me I died a little inside every time something happened.

I almost gave up on life. It was really bad and I just had no idea what to do and get myself together.

But every time life kicked me in the face I got up stronger than ever to kick back. And I’m glad I didn’t lose hope. 

So this year I want nothing but peace and happiness. And maybe a little less of all the shit that happened last year. (OK, a lot less!!)

I know I am not in your good list but please be nice this time. And if you ever have a chat with god, tell him I’v marked 2013 in my black list and I would be having a long talk with him about it whenever I have the  pleasure of his acquaintance.

I have had a lot of good things as well but it is outweighed by the bad at any given point. So please be kind to me and everyone around me this year. I really can’t take another year like this one.

Love

Urshita 

Happy Winter’s And A New Look

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So Christmas is just around the corner and the entire world is gearing up for it. Unfortunately, Northern India is not so excited about Christmas because of a very little Christian population. Christmas fever her begins around 20th of December, is at it’s peak on the 24th and 25th (obviously) and cools down by 27th. So it’s actually just a 3-4 days deal here and people are more psyched about new year’s!  

I have a lot of relatives in USA and London and they are all raving on and on about how everyone is so excited about Christmas and there are tree’s that are decorated and it’s all festive.

Words can not describe how jealous I am because for some reason unknown to me, I love Christmas! And it kills me to see that Delhi is taking it so lightly. It’s a bigger deal in the south of India because of a greater Christian population there but here is all dull. 😦

And to top it all, an aunt of mine called from Virginia last night and said they just had a snowfall there! It’s not even foggy in Delhi till now and it’s snowing there! I want to sob uncontrollably but I control myself because I’m sitting in office and there is absolutely nothing I can do to make it snow here.

The only thing I can control is what I wear. So screw everyone, who does not care about Christmas. I’m going to dress up all festive in pretty red’s and look my winter best. 

Also I changed my blog’s theme and now I have a cute snowman up there which makes me smile. I love Christmas and I’m going to go all out and enjoy the season. 🙂

So a very happy winter’s everyone. Enjoy the festive season!!

Welcome Winter’s!!!

 

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And finally my favourite season is here! I always welcome winters with open arms. And now as the air starts getting chilly and it gets dark outside at 5:30 pm, I pull up my sleeves and dig out all my winter clothes that had been dumped in various corners of my house when summers came.

Now as I open different trunks and suitcases, I find the lovely jackets, cute sweaters, coats, hoodies, mittens and boots that would now adorn my cupboard for the next 4 months.

I so wish New Delhi had a snowfall. But since that would probably never happen (Actually I should not say never because global warming might just completely turn over the weather cycle and it may end up snowing in Delhi!), I console myself with my foggy breath, soups and hot chocolates. 🙂

Also, I can’t wait to get some lovely body butter’s. In summers they are like torture on my skin!

 Soon there would be Christmas cheer everywhere and the the markets would be filled with festive sales! Perfect time to indulge in some serious retail therapy!! 😛 

With the help of Pinterest, I’v put together a list of the things I absolutely love about winters.

Hot Tea

Soup

Winter Nails

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